double bill


Definition of double bill

: a bill (as at a theater) offering two features

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The double bill is scheduled to travel this fall from Toronto to Chicago to the opera house at the Palace of Versailles in France. John Von Rhein,, "English National Ballet, Turin Opera top Harris Theater's 2018-19 season," 12 Feb. 2018 The double bill also serves as a showcase for the Florentine's Baumgartner Studio Artist program, now in its 10th year, with former and current studio artists playing key roles. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Florentine's stories are sad, but the music's refreshing," 27 Jan. 2018 The Florentine Opera is going for Baroque this weekend, presenting a double bill of operas from the 1680s. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Florentine Opera time-travels to Baroque with period approach to operas," 22 Jan. 2018 The better question is: Who thought up this mad double bill? Grace Dickinson,, "Justin Timberlake, Philadelphia Burger Brawl, 11th Wanamaker Court Organ Day, and other events happening in Philadelphia, June 1-7," 31 May 2018 Katie Finneran, Robert Sean Leonard and Paul Sparks star in this double bill of Albee's classic one-act 'The Zoo Story' and its prequel 'Homelife,' written nearly a half-century later. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo': Theater Review," 22 Feb. 2018 Mother's Day Double Feature Not all mothers can be June Cleaver or Carol Brady, as evidenced in this double bill. Kathleen Craughwell,, "The Moviegoer, May 13-19," 11 May 2018 With the ‘Fantasy’/‘Destiny’ double bill, people will see what Duvivier wanted to create. G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Castro Theatre’s 16th SF Film Noir Festival a course in genre from A to B," 21 Jan. 2018 Yeah, a new improv double bill consisting of the iO teams Alterboyz and Wet Bus, clearly demonstrates this truism. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "The two improv teams in Oh Hell Yeah demonstrate that timing is everything," 22 June 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of double bill

: two movies, plays, concerts, etc., that are seen one after the other

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